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You were right, I need to grow up. And this is my time.
Adam to Chase

"Space Colony" is the 23rd-24th episode in Season 4  of Lab Rats: Bionic Island. It first aired on January 20, 2016. This is the 95-96th episode overall. It features the return of Victor Krane and the only appearance of Dr. Gao

Plot

Donald takes everyone for a visit to Davenportia, the first human space colony located on a remote planet called Lithios in another galaxy. However, all goes wrong when they encounter a familiar foe and troubles arise.

Story

Donald returns to the island with Tasha and announces to everyone that he has built the first space colony on a distant planet in a galaxy he discovered - all of these details greatly frustrate Chase. Donald then announces that they are all taking a vacation to Davenportia, and the family heads off together on a space ship below the Academy. When they arrive, they meet the other colonists - including Perry,who had sneaked in with the colonists a month ago - and become accustomed to this strange new world. When Donald shows them the control room, which he explains as the nervous center of the island, an alarm goes off and Donald realizes that his satellite has somehow been misdirected, severing their communications with the earth. Donald sends Adam, Bree, and Chase to fix the satellite while he and Leo remain behind to restore communication as soon as possible. During the flight, Adam blows some space bubbles and annoys Chase with his immaturity as he has been doing incessantly this whole trip. When Chase goes out in a spacesuit and jet pack to inspect the satellite, he finds it to be undamaged and is bewildered by their seemingly being no cause for the realignment. He tries to return to the ship, but his jet pack malfunctions thanks to Adam's gum and launches him out far into space and Adam and Bree, incapable of flying the ship, can do nothing to stop him. That's when they discover Perry has been aboard the ship the whole time sleeping in the engine room. She claims to be able to fly the ship, and after a spat with Bree takes the controls and follows Chase's smoke trail to a planet. Landing on it, Adam and Bree find Chase,who explained he used his force field to keep from being burned alive upon entering the atmosphere. A stream of acid erupts from the ground, and the group is forced to flee with Chase and Bree confronting Adam about his carelessness, at which point Chase declares that until Adam grows up,they may be brothers, but they are not friends. Meanwhile at Davenportia, a panel in the protective dome has been damaged, causing oxygen to seep out. Donald and Leo both suit up and use molecule blasters to attempt to patch the hole, a process which almost ends in Big-D being sucked out of the dome and into space. However, they are successful and return to the ground only to find none of the colonists. At this point the bionic heroes return and reunite with Mr. Davenport, Chase telling him that the satellite had been programmed from the space colony. When Donald asked aloud who could have done this, a masked figure claims credit and steps out of hiding, revealing himself as Victor Krane. He explains that he pummeled back to earth and now needed his mask to help him breathe and was going to build a new bionic army of the colonists and Tasha, who was taken along with them. When Donald insisted he would never help him, Krane revealed his Triton App device, claiming he didn't have a choice. The bionic teens insisted their chips were blocked and they couldn't be controlled, but Krane insisted that Mr. Davenport could. Chase moved in to protect his father, which resulted in him being blasted by Krane's Lightning. The others moved in to help Chase, leaving Davenport exposed and allowing Krane to take over his mind. The bionic heroes tried in vain to snap him out of it, at which point Krane introduced another part of his plan, a man named Dr. Gao, a Chinese scientist. Upon his introduction, Gao proceeded in abducting Mr. Davenport, exposing his bionics in the process. Krane explained that after he had lost their last fight, Dr. Gao had saved him and Krane repaid him by teaching him how to create bionics, to which Gao found a way to create his own kind. Gao reappeared and introduced his new form of bionics - liquid bionics - which could be injected into anyone and make them a bionic soldier. A short battle followed with the heroes in retreat and the villains on the loose, and Adam, Bree, Chase, and Perry (who had been trying unsuccessfully to persuade Krane to make her bionic) made it to the control room. Adam and Chase had another fight before Leo appeared with his own plan, a large weapon he had brought from Earth when they left. Before Krane and Dr. Gao could turn Mr. Davenport into a bionic soldier, the heroes confronted them again, blowing up Gao's serums, tearing of Krane's breathing apparatus, and damaging the dome so the whole place would collapse. They gathered up the mind-wiped colonists and their parents and escaped with everyone on the ship, leaving Gao and Krane behind. Or so they thought. In reality, Dr. Gao had sneaked aboard their ship, and when Leo left the others to take a nap Gao controlled him with the Triton app. When Adam, Bree, and Chase had overcome their shock and subdued him, Dr. Gao revealed himself and another part of his plan: he would launch a missile at earth that would destroy human life and build an army from what was left of his serum, creating a superior race. The heroes then proceeded to attack the scientist, causing Dr. Gao to again control Leo and have them attack him. Chase realized this, and Bree used a combination of her super speed and invisibility app to trick Leo into knocking out Gao with his laser sphere. The battle seemingly over, Perry locked Gao and Leo up with the others when the ship was suddenly hit. Krane had retrieved his breathing apparatus and had escaped in an escape pod and now fired repeatedly at the ship, destroying the weapons bay and disarming the homing becon. With one rocket left, Chase used his abilities to lock in on Krane and launched the missile, which hit Krane's pod and killed him for good, confirmed by his helmet floating off into space. After a moment, Chase, Adam, and Bree realized they had forgotten about Dr. Gao's missile, which would soon hit earth. Chase volunteered to take Mr. Davenport's evacuation suit and stop the missile, but Adam volunteered, stating he had a better chance of survival due to his super strength and wanted to prove he was mature enough to do this. The others agreed, sending him in the suit towards the rocket at top speed; while Bree begged Chase to slow him down, Chase continued to push him until their communication was lost, Adam's vitals dropped and the suit slowed down. Adam was dead...not. A few moments later he reestablished connections, having blacked out for a moment but continuing with the mission, succeeding in destroying the missile with a head-on ram and saving Earth. The group returned to the Academy, where Perry took Dr. Gao to "jail", Tasha and Bree headed to Greece as they had originally wanted to, and Adam and Chase made up.

Cast

Main Cast

Recurring Cast

Guest Cast

  • Ping Wu as Dr. Gao
  • Various as the Colonists

Mentioned Cast

Trivia

  • This is the third episode to have the word 'Space' in the title, the first 2 being Mission: Space and Space Elevator.
  • This is the second time the Lab Rats go into space, first being Mission: Space.
  • This is also the second time Donald Davenport goes into space, not counting if he went to the Space Colony beforehand. The first time being in Space Elevator.
  • Chase's force field returns in this episode, making it the first time in Season 4 that it has been shown.
  • Chase almost dying in space is very similar to Mission: Space when Adam almost died in space.
  • Victor Krane returns in this episode, but he gets killed.
    • This is his first, only, and last, appearance in Season 4.  
  • Dr. Gao is introduced in this episode, and he is revealed to be Victor Krane's new partner.
  • Davenportia was once mentioned in the episode The Rats Strike Back.
    • It may not have been intentional to mention it and having it in a future episode. (Space Colony)
  • Donald, Leo, and Tasha were put under the Triton App for the first time, along with the other Davenportia colonists.
  • Liquid Bionics are introduced in this episode.
  • Tasha and Bree went to Greece at the end of the episode.
  • Tasha appears in a Season 4 one-hour special for the first time.
  • Adam almost died in this episode.
  • It's possible all the Bionic Soldiers were put in stasis in their capsules during the heat wave. 
  • There is a rocket ship under the academy which is why the Lab Rats do not live in the basement.
  • This is the first and only Krane episode Douglas doesn't appear in.
  • Bree's Invisibility App returns in this episode.
  • This is the second time Adam almost died in space. The first was Mission: Space.
  • A reference to You Posted What?!? and Rise of the Secret Soldiers was made in this episode.
  • It seems that Bree can use two abilities at once because when Leo was attacking her, she used invisibility and super speed at once.
  • When messing around on the space ship, Adam grabs a helmet and pretends to be "Zoltan". This is a reference to the movie Dude, Where's My Car?, where Hal Sparks stars as Zoltan, a nerd obsessed with communicating with aliens who will then be his friends.
  • This is the last episode dealing with Victor Krane and his legacy. However, it's unknown if Krane still exists in some shape or form.
  • This is quite possibly the darkest episode in the series, even darker than The Vanishing, as almost 50 people died due to a hole in the dome, Chase almost died by being stranded on a remote planet, and Adam went flat line then returned to normal.
  • Humorously, Bree's statement "I don't know if aliens exist, but if they do, they are going to hate you." eventually comes true in the Lab Rats: Elite Force premiere, where Bree discovers that Skylar Storm is an alien, and she states her discontent with Davenport.  
  • On Netflix, where the episode is split into two parts, there is an extra scene before the ending theme where Perry takes one of the Jetpacks that Leo and Davenport used earlier and tries to escape Victor Krane.  

Goofs

  • When Gao is seen getting the liquid bionics out of the container, Tasha is on the right and Davenport is on the left. When the camera changes, they switched.
  • If a rocket would be able to destroy an entire planet, it is unknown how Adam would have survived it even if he's bionic.
  • At the end Gao has bionic signal interupters on although he has liquid bionics that have solidified in his body. If the liquid is in his body it "makes a bionic infastructure that communicates with the muscles and brain" which means he should always have full use of his bionics unless the bionics are removed.
  • In this episode Donald revealed there is a rocket ship under the academy, but in First Day of Bionic Academy he said the mentor quarters was in the basement/below sea-level. He also said in Simulation Manipulation that there is a high-tech maze under the academy
  • If the dome had been punctured, there automatically would've been a violent vacuum effect that would've taken seconds rather than hours to remove all/most of the oxygen and would've done unimaginable damage to everything inside.
  • Adam and Bree would not have been able to use sound to locate Chase.
  • The front of Adam's suit appeared to have been heating up before even touching Earth's atmosphere, where there are actually particles to collide with in order to cause that type of heat.
  • Chase couldn't possibly have gotten to the planet he was stranded on in the time he did, as what he was wearing didn't seem to propel him very fast.

Gallery

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Transcript


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